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Diagnosed with cellulitis without running tests, has swollen, red and warm foot that is worsening. Will the infection spread?

My husband was seen at a minor emergency clinic on Monday, he was diagnosed with cellulitis but they never ran any tests such as blood work, ultrasound or cultures on his open wound which is located at the bottom inner left foot . The foot is also swollen, red and warm to the touch and seems to be getting worse since he was seen 2 days ago. The doctor told him that the infection traveled to a vein , again no tests were done to validate his findings. Please help, I m afraid he could get a blood clot or the infection could spread to the bone.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query I can understand your anxiety.Your husband definitely has developed cellulitis an infection of soft tissue.Pl get following blood test done.
1) Blood sugar-- fasting and post lunch to rule out diabetes as cellulitis is very common in diabetic indisuals.2) Complete haemogram
3) Routine urine test
His wound needs to be cleaned and dressed properly everyday
Take some antibiotics and noninflammatory drugs and keep his leg elevated while sleeping.
Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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